All My Second Trimester Updates!

December 28, 2018

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My second trimester updates! - M Loves M @marmar

I said goodbye to my second trimester the other week and I feel like it’s gone as quickly as my first! They say with the second pregnancy, the time flies by quickly and I feel like that’s an understatement. The fact that I have less than 10 weeks to go just blows my mind. This second trimester was easier and harder in some ways so I wanted to share my thoughts and feelings about it. I’m curious if some of you can relate, especially second-time moms!

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All My Second Trimester Updates!

How I’ve Been Feeling

I was so happy to get a lot of my energy back in the second trimester, after being completely exhausted during the beginning of my pregnancy. I felt a little overly ambitious though, trying to get a ton of house projects done that I know will be harder to complete after the baby arrives. We finished the kids’ bathroom and I can’t wait to share the final reveal with you all in January. I just need to get the window treatment up. During the middle of this month though/right about at the end of my second trimester, I started getting tired again. I think the pregnancy, home projects, end of year work projects, and holidays started to get to me. I felt like I just needed a break so I started taking more time for myself, especially in the evenings. I tried to hustle through any remaining work I needed to do so that I could just relax on the couch with a Christmas movie. I saw a lot of Christmas movies {favorites including The Christmas Prince, the Princess Switch, The Christmas Inheritance, and The Holiday Engagement}. There were tons of bad Christmas movies but we won’t go there! Anyways, taking that time to just relax on the couch started to be what I looked forward to most after putting Augustine to bed. Not just because I got to watch a movie, usually with a cookie in hand, but because I actually was able to feel the baby move around and kick! I feel like I’ve been so busy this pregnancy that I haven’t really been able to take the time to just stop and feel the baby move. At least not like how I did with Augustine. So evenings became a fun way to reconnect with my pregnancy and enjoy it a little bit more!

One different thing about this pregnancy is that I feel like I’ve gained a little more weight than I did with Augustine. I know most people wouldn’t be able to tell but for me, it’s something I notice. I haven’t had any energy to work out and while I’ve tried to eat healthfully, I feel like I could be doing a better job. I know I just need to give myself grace and not be so hard on myself, but it’s definitely a thought in the back of my mind every time I look in the mirror. And unfortunately having to take photos for the blog doesn’t help! I got my hair done before Christmas, hoping that would help me feel better and unfortunately the color came out totally wrong {black on top!}, and my 1 inch trim included short layers that I never had before. It felt like such a big deal to me even though I know hair grows and color fades. But being pregnant and getting a bad cut/color when you’re already not feeling like yourself just made things worse.

With all that said, I still really love being pregnant and I’m not ready for this pregnancy to end. It’s gone by a lot more quickly than I would have liked, but I’ve loved this miracle of life growing and moving in my belly. I’m definitely getting more and more excited to meet this little one!

Cravings/Aversions

My loss of appetite during my first trimester came back with a vengeance during my second. I feel like I can eat A TON and not get full. I typically eat every couple of hours and usually just as much as Matthew. I might be taking the “eating for two” thing a little too seriously! Also, remember how I didn’t have a sweet tooth during my first trimester? Well, that’s a thing of the past! I’m back to my old ways of making chocolate chip cookies, freezing the dough, and baking batches almost every night. I LOVE my sweets. Even right now I’m looking forward to a slice of this chai pumpkin cake {with the most delicious browned butter maple frosting} and hot chocolate for dessert. I joke that I’m going to need to teach myself how to eat healthy again but it’s really true!

What I’m Looking Forward to with the Third Trimester

Even though I’m trying to take it easy from too many home projects, I can’t wait to get the nursery together! We’re pretty much going to keep it like how Augustine’s nursery was since we didn’t know his gender, but I’ll add a new rug, lighting, and maybe a pretty wallpaper. I’m still not 100% convinced we’re having a girl though so I might want another ultrasound to confirm before we do anything too feminine!

What I’m Nervous about with the Third Trimester

The fact that the last 30 weeks have flown by just makes me feel like the next 10 will as well. I know our baby will be here before we know it. While I know we don’t “need” anything to be ready, I don’t feel mentally prepared yet. I’m also not ready to say goodbye to my time with Augustine as my only child. I’m going to miss it just being the two of us. We have so much fun together and while I know it will be even more amazing with a sibling, it still feels a little bittersweet. There’s no doubt in my mind though that Augustine is going to be an amazing big brother and I can’t wait to watch him grow in that new role.

I’m also getting a little nervous about the newborn nights. We had such a hard time with Augustine’s sleep schedule {he didn’t sleep through the night until after 16 months!} and I’m just praying that we picked up some tips that will help us the second time around. Sometimes I think I need to read a book about baby sleep, though. If you have any recommendations for me let me know!

I think those are all my main updates! I’m so excited for this little one to be here but I’m definitely going to try to enjoy this last trimester as best I can! And not get too scared for labor! Ah! It’s all happening very fast! Keep me in your prayers, ok?

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